Probing Heterogeneities in Fluid-Particle Systems with the Computer

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Energy conversion processes, the granulation and drying of pharmaceuticals, or processes for the production of chemicals rely on (reactive) fluid-particle systems. Simple visual observation, as well as sophisticated experiments [1] reveal that heterogeneities form in these systems, often on length scales ranging from a single nanometre to a few decimetres.
In Part I, I will discuss recent advances for simulating these heterogeneities, focussing on intra-particle transport phenomena [2] in reactive and inert fluid-particle systems. Part II will review strategies and tools to analyse the nature and the effect of heterogeneous structures. Part III will summarize recent results, specifically (i) the effect of liquid addition to fluid-particle systems, (ii) how intra-particle transport phenomena affect thermal transport and reactions, as well as (iii) transport phenomena in polydisperse particulate systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts of the CFDEM®project user meeting & workshop
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016
Event CFDEM®project user meeting & workshop - Linz, Austria, Linz, Austria
Duration: 14 Mar 201615 Mar 2016


Workshop CFDEM®project user meeting & workshop


  • computer simulations
  • fluid mechanics
  • fluid-particle flow
  • heterogeneous reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)


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